Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Our Christmas Update

We started off the Advent season making gingerbread houses.  Mommy was a bit surprised she had to build them before we decorated them, and of course the mess was epic.  Next year she said she'll buy a plastic throw-away table cloth so that we can pick up and toss when we are all done.

Next Evie had her violin recital, which was really LONG but she did a great job.
Evie loves her violin

After the recital we enjoyed a lot of activities leading up to Christmas.  Speaking of Christmas, here are some pictures from our visit with Grandma and Papa Tom:

All three girls with new journals

Rainbow Loom - YES!

Emma was thrilled with her combined gift: a labtop

Secret diaries!

Christmas PJs

Didn't know Darth Vader was part of Christmas, did ya!

Joke time

Cards and Money from Papa Ray
More joking!

We also went to Holiday Nights with Grammy and Papa.  I begged for a long time, because Mommy and Daddy told us it was only for adults.  We had a really good time!

Thank you letters to Santa

Loved the craft works area at night

On Friday, our beloved Papa Ray went to heaven.  We are very sad, and will always carry him in our hearts.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

What We Did In November

We had a very eventful November.  Our Art class had its final class for the fall semester:

However, Mommy wanted to make sure we were still able to do a community service project.  So Evie and I spent a lot of time sorting through bottles and cans and tearing off the poptabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor.

One of the things we most enjoy about Homeschooling is that on many days we are very relaxed and able to spend time with those we love.

November ended with a week of vacation and some fun times with each other.

We are looking forward to December and the adventures it will bring!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I is for...









Monday, November 04, 2013

H is for



Hot Air Balloon





Friday, November 01, 2013

Our Very Fun October

Evie and I have continued to enjoy homeschooling, especially when we get to bake or go on field trips.  Here are some of the fun things we did.

Mommy signed me up for two cake decorating classes at JoAnn Fabrics.  However, they were rescheduled so many times, that Mommy decided to cancel and have us do our own decorating at home.

Evie and I were part of a Homeschool Art Show.  We both entered three pieces of art, and each received an award.  Mine was for Best Underwater Scenery and Evie's was for Most Playful Picture.

We also made a few crafts at the Art Show.  It was really a fun time!

Our Grammy has been teaching us Home Ec, and one day in October we decorated Halloween cookies. 

Here are two of our favorites!

This is the 9th year our family has gone to Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  It rained ALL day, but thankfully cleared up for a beautiful night of spooky fun!

Unfortunately it rained like cats and dogs on Halloween itself.  However, we still forged our way through the wet weather.  We weren't upset with the rain, because we had already trick-or-treated at Greenfield Village and a really cool Trunk-or-Treat.  We love carving our pumpkins with Daddy.  This year I made a perfect pumpkin face and Evie had a bow on hers!